Volume 96, Issue 91
Friday March 21, 2003
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THE ARTS ISSUE

Adam Powers: 18th Dissonet

William O: I'll Take My Chances

Chelsey Lichtman: Untitled

Samantha Sotelo: Darkness Cover

Larissa Wasyliw: Sick of the Everyday

Brett Lavoie: The Red Glass Heart

Ryan A. Pratt: Running Like a Saint in Exile

Mike Ward: Redirection

Justin Quesnelle: I Wake this Morning in a Box

Justin Andrew Steepe: Regret to Repose

Larissa Wasyliw: Wires Crossed

Myles DeRosse: Void

K.S.: fallout

Chelsey Lichtman: Passage from a short story

Mike Ward: Seemingly Oblivious

Lori A. May: Sonnet No 3

Ryan A. Pratt: Home

William O: House of Cards

Lori A. May: If I Were a Balcony

Elizabeth Lutgendorff: Tick Tock

Ryan A. Pratt: The Last Wavebreak

Ainsley Bladon: Pale Girl

 


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THE ARTS ISSUE
2003

The Red Glass Heart

The hammer softly hits the glass heart
Small chips fall away, dust flies
I’m crying as the chips fly away
My love, where are you going?

Slowly the hammer pounds harder
With the beat and rhythm of my heart
Against a rough patch of chipped red glass
Where dust is settling in the pockets

The hammer strikes solidly
Cracks are creeping throughout
The light click of the hammer
Becomes a solid dull thunk

Again the hammer raises up
Pausing, as if to gain energy
The glass heart seeming to tremble
As the light flows through the cracks

Then down the hammer slams
And the red glass heart breaks
Flying apart in a thousand directions
Chips, dust, and shards everywhere

My red heart is not just broken
But completely shattered now
Into too many pieces to fix
My beautiful, fragile heart is destroyed

—Brett Lavoie

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